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Vickers key in 2000 upset of Broncos

Vickers key in 2000 upset of Broncos

Greg Burghardt When the Western Michigan Broncos came to Kelly/Shorts Stadium two years ago with an 8-1 record, nobody gave CMU a chance. Throw in the fact that he was a freshman making his first start, and not many people […]
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Volleyball team faces must-win

Central plays its last match of the regular season Saturday when it plays at Bowling Green. Bowling Green defeated the Chippewas earlier this season in three games. BG won the East title a year ago, but lost six seniors –– […]
Football
Seniors want last game to be a memorable one

Seniors want last game to be a memorable one

Greg Burghardt For any senior, the last game of the season is an emotional one. When it comes at home against your biggest rival, emotional is an understatement. “It’s big,” said senior runningback Robbie Mixon. “They’re our biggest rival, and […]
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Wrestling at Missouri

Starters of the No. 19-ranked wrestling team will compete against other schools for the first time at the prestigious Missouri Open Sunday. The third annual event will feature several of the top teams in the country. No. 11-ranked Missouri plays […]
Football

Police: Students should walk to game

Police from all over the state will be at the university during the Central/Western game to direct parking and patrol parties and a full stadium. The entire CMU police staff along with city, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal police and State […]
Football
Home-field advantage

Home-field advantage

Greg Burghardt In 1973 Western Michigan won at then Perry Shorts Stadium (18-13), the next season Central Michigan defended home turf, winning 42-6. Since then the Chippewas have been unbeaten, including a 21-17 victory in 2000 during CMU Head Coach […]
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Vandals needs to choose a better method to stop homophobia

It has been brought to our attention that various stop signs within our community have been vandalized with homophobia bumper stickers, creating the message “Stop Homophobia.” Though we are supportive of stopping homophobia, we do not and will not advocate […]
Football

Rivarly has proven advantages don’t mean a thing

Central Michigan Life Sports Writer Matt Schoch breaks down Saturday’s Central/Western game: Quarterbacks: Junior Derrick Vickers or redshirt freshman Kent Smith? Head Coach Mike DeBord said it will be a game-time decision, but it’s expected that the third-year coach has […]
Football

Our picks

CMU 27, WMU 17  Central will once again defeat Western at sunny Kelly/Shorts Stadium because of tradition and pride. The Chippewa-Bronco rivalry is one of those games that “you can throw the records out the window” and a win over […]
Football
A look at national events the year WMU won

A look at national events the year WMU won

Greg Burghardt In 1973, the final American troops left Vietnam, bringing an end to a war that many Americans would rather have forgotten. That same year, Western left Kelly/Shorts Stadium with its only win in the past 29 years.Since 1973, […]
Football

Proximity, emotion elevate rivalry

Proximity of campus, strong and competing football programs and similar student makeup all are common bonds in the relationship between Central Michigan University and Western Michigan University. Spawned from these similarities is an intense and fierce rivalry, one complete with […]
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CMU secondary key to keeping streak alive

The last time the Western Michigan football team won in Mount Pleasant was 1973. It’s the glaring sore spot that the Broncos have tried to bandage since. Both Western and CMU have juggled multiple identities all season. Both are trying […]


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